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SteveR reviewed Booknook & Bean
B&B has a coffee tent at WOMAD again this year and it became our go to place for our Magic’s. Our swipe card after the four day event indicated that we had many Magic’s over the time we were there and every one was poured to perfection notwithstanding that they were served in cardboard cups. Service was first class and the tent set up contributed to a great atmosphere!
First time back in two years and pleased to find that great coffee is being prepared there once again. My partner and I had Magic’s which were well prepared and tasted excellent. Our friends had skinny lattes which looked milky but which was just what they were after. It’s a busy place and staff were friendly and very helpful.
First time back since they changed the layout to a more open style coffee shop come food joint. Service was ok but nothing memorable, atmosphere was lacking perhaps due to how it’s opened up to the street and coffee was ordinary, perhaps due in part to them getting ready to close for the day at 1:45pm. Our Magic’s were luke warm and tasted really strong. Overall really disappointing!
SteveR reviewed Folks Gallery
It’s almost a year since Folkes opened and I did my review. Since then it’s become my regular and most recently my partner and I have changed from piccolos to magics and we are both loving them. Campos coffee served in small Huskee reusable cups.
SteveR reviewed Crumb Cafe
Called in two days running. First for lunch and second for breakfast. Food was excellent both times but coffees were up and down. My piccolo on first day was excellent and on day two we both had piccolos and agreed that they were fairly ordinary leaving a burnt taste in the mouth. We think we had different baristas on each occasion.
We went for coffee and breakfast and both were great. My piccolo and my partners magic were spot on - temperature, preparation, taste were all excellent. I had eggs hurveos for breakfast and they were superbly prepared and delicious to eat. Well worth a breakfast visit made even better by the delightful young man that served us.
Coffee had a sour taste and our piccolos were served in black recyclable coffee cups which resulted in the volume of coffee seeming to be about 2/3 of a normal piccolo. B3 is seemingly also a shop that serves take sways before sit down customers which meant we had a long wait for our coffees. We left disappointed after the hype we got from friends.
SteveR reviewed Bonobo Espresso
About a year since last visit and we arrived during morning peak hour. Ordered a piccolo and a magic and the latter was served in a piccolo glass and was a double shot piccolo - a bit strong but apparently nicely prepared and very drinkable. My piccolo was excellent and very easy to drink. Great service and look forward to returning again.
SteveR reviewed Mediterranean Cafe Ristorante
Almost a year since my last visit and two years since my last coffee review. The restaurant is still popular and we received excellent service, I had two piccolos and while they were nicely prepared I found the aftertaste a little sour and off putting.
Stopped here on our way into Adelaide and had tasting platters - a coffee with two matching chocolates. My partner thought her piccolo was superb whereas mine tasted as if it was slightly burned. Chocolates were excellent but I’m not sure they helped with appreciating the coffee.
SteveR reviewed Noble Monks
Based on recent reviews we concluded they have morning and evening baristas. Our piccolos were okay but could have been better. Textured milk was thin, coffee needed to be 5 degrees warmer but taste was okay. Accompanying dinners were excellent and overall we enjoyed the experience.
SteveR reviewed The Weekend Local
Saturday lunchtime in a small town and the coffee is delicious. Two piccolos which looked good, albeit very dark and suggesting very strong. But in fact not strong at all and very smooth. Will certainly return for coffee when next in the area.
SteveR reviewed Merchant & Maker McCrae
Great place for coffee and food. We had Magic’s and they were very well prepared and tasted delicious. We arrived about 30 minutes before the advertised closing time and no problems with also getting a late lunch which was quickly prepared and very tasty.
Great to find it open after 4pm and service was friendly and helpful. Ordered Magics and lucky the person serving us knew what they were as not on the menu nor on the cash register presets. Magics looked more like long blacks but tasted nice, albeit very strong.
Service was quick and efficient on a busy Christmas Eve. Our coffees, a piccolo and a magic, were nicely prepared, a good temperature and a delight to drink. We also had mini doughnuts with Turkish delight, strawberry cheesecake cream and pistachio crumbs and they were delicious. Well worth the visit!
SteveR reviewed Coffee Pedaler
We stopped for a regular long black and a piccolo. Notwithstanding being given a number when we ordered my coffee partner got asked if he ordered a long black and his yes got him a coffee which was then spilled over his leg. 5 minutes later a different serving person brought out our order. My piccolo looked and tasted good and was the right temperature. So one good coffee and one that was made ordinary by the service ,
Four of us went for morning coffee and ended up with scones, jam and cream too. We had a variety of coffees including my piccolo. Initial taste wasn’t positive but by the second sip I was enjoying the coffee and looking forward to the scones which turned out to be delicious, the other three all were quite happy with their coffees too.
SteveR reviewed the Bunker
Four of us dropped in for coffee and lunch. Coffee was Vitoria and my partner and I ordered piccolos. They came in the small Vitoria glasses and initial impression was the coffee was very strong and bitter, but stirring the coffee improved the taste and we enjoyed the coffees. Lunch was nicely prepared and we all appreciated our choices.